13 Sep 2017

Labour pledges $38m for RNZ - analysis

From Morning Report, 7:48 am on 13 September 2017

If elected, Labour is promising a new free-to-air public television service run by RNZ.

It would be known as RNZ Plus and would be funded out of a new annual contestable pool of $38 million.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says an independent public media funding commissioner would decide how the money would be divided up, but most of it would be for RNZ Plus.

Media commentators Russell Brown and Phil Wallington join us to discuss the plan.